Monday, June 3, 2013

Let God Use You

1 Corinthians 1:26-29(NASB) For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, so that no man may boast before God.

If only we would allow the Word of God to transform our minds, we could stop seeing people in the natural. The very people that you keep counting out are ones that God may use mightily for the advancement of His Kingdom. All those ‘things’ that you believe are so important in ministry, God is not impressed with.  What God desires are willing vessels through which His Spirit can work.

It is often said that where God guides, He provides. We don’t have to chase after stuff. God will use whomever He will to accomplish whatever task He chooses. He is sovereign. We, as the body of Christ, have really lost sight of what that really means. We are looking at men and women as if they have the power to promote or demote us. That authority is reserved for God alone. While you’re trying to align yourself with so-called powerful ministry leaders, God is using the custodian on the night-shift to witness to the masses.

Consider the mission of the church while you are clawing at priestly robes and lofty titles. There are far too many lost souls inside and outside our church walls for us to discount the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I don’t believe God is going to care about your latest watch, shoes, robe, lectern, etc. while people are perishing from your pews. When God uses the former crack addict in the street to do the job He originally assigned to you, don’t become bitter when he starts a ministry and half your members go with him. Get over YOU and allow God to use you.



    Jesus Christ is the only way to gain salvation, the only way to heaven, the only way to the Father. Do all Christians believe that? All who claim to be Christians do not believe that.

    A 2007 Pew research forum on Religion found that 57% of the evangelical Christians, who were polled, believed that many religions can lead to eternal life.

    Those who claim the Bible as God's word do not always use it as their guide for what they believe.


    Acts 4:10-12 let it be know to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead--by this name this man stands here before you in good health. 11 He is the stone which was rejected by you, the builders, but which became the chief corner stone. 12 And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved."

    If 57% of all so-called evangelical Christians believe that there are many ways to heaven, it is not difficult to understand why so many of them reject the words of Jesus when He said "He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved..(Mark 16:16). If you do not believe Jesus is the only way to heaven, then, it makes it very easy to deny that water baptism is essential for salvation.

    Did you ever notice how, well know, so-called Christian preachers will not say that Jesus is the only way to heaven? Billy Graham and Joel Osteen come to mind. They also claim water baptism is not essential for salvation. Is there a connection?


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  2. I agree that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation, but I believe baptism is an act of obedience (not a requirement for salvation). If it were, Jesus Christ would not have promised the thief on the cross that he would be with Him in paradise THAT day. Baptism absolutely must be done to obey the Lord, but does lack of it negate the salvation described in Romans 10:9?